The Resource When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought, Jim Holt
When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought, Jim Holt
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 Summary
 "A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them"
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 First edition.
 Extent
 xi, 368 pages
 Contents

 Part I: The moving image of eternity. When Einstein walked with Gödel ; Time
 the grand illusion?
 Part II: Numbers in the brain, in platonic heaven, and in society. Numbers guy: the neuroscience of math ; The Riemann Zeta conjecture and the laughter of the primes ; Sir Francis Galton, the father of statistics ... and eugenics
 Part III: Mathematics, pure and impure. A mathematical romance ; The avatars of higher mathematics ; Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of fractals
 Part IV: Higher dimensions, abstract maps. Geometrical creatures ; A comedy of colors
 Part V: Infinity, large and small. Infinite visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace ; Worshipping infinity: why the Russians do and the French don't ; The dangerous idea of the infinitesimal
 Part VI: Heroism, tragedy, and the computer age. The Ada perplex: was Byron's daughter the first coder? ; Alan Turing in life, logic, and death ; Dr. Strangelove makes a thinking machine ; Smarter, happier, more productive
 Part VII: The cosmos reconsidered. The string theory wars: is beauty truth? ; Einstein, "Spooky action," and the reality of space ; How will the Universe end?
 Part VII: Quick studies: a selection of shorter essays. Little big man ; Doom soon ; Death: bad? ; The lookingglass war ; Astrology and the demarcation problem ; Gödel takes on the U.S. Constitution ; The law of least action ; Emmy Noether's beautiful theorem ; Is logic coercive? ; Newcomb's problem and the paradox of choice ; The right not to exist ; Can't anyone get Heisenberg right? ; Overconfidence and the Monty Hall problem ; The cruel law of eponymy ; The mind of a rock
 Part IX: God, sainthood, truth, and bullshit. Dawkins and the deity ; On moral sainthood ; Truth and reference: a philosophical feud ; Say anything
 Isbn
 9780374538422
 Label
 When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought
 Title
 When Einstein walked with Gödel
 Title remainder
 excursions to the edge of thought
 Statement of responsibility
 Jim Holt
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them"
 Assigning source
 Provided by publisher
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1954
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Holt, Jim
 Dewey number
 814/.6
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 PS3608.O4943595
 LC item number
 A6 2018
 Literary form
 essays
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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 Philosophy
 Mathematics
 Science
 Essays
 Science
 Mathematics
 Essays
 Philosophy
 Label
 When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought, Jim Holt
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
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 Content category
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 Content type code

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 Content type MARC source
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 Contents
 Part I: The moving image of eternity. When Einstein walked with Gödel ; Time  the grand illusion?  Part II: Numbers in the brain, in platonic heaven, and in society. Numbers guy: the neuroscience of math ; The Riemann Zeta conjecture and the laughter of the primes ; Sir Francis Galton, the father of statistics ... and eugenics  Part III: Mathematics, pure and impure. A mathematical romance ; The avatars of higher mathematics ; Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of fractals  Part IV: Higher dimensions, abstract maps. Geometrical creatures ; A comedy of colors  Part V: Infinity, large and small. Infinite visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace ; Worshipping infinity: why the Russians do and the French don't ; The dangerous idea of the infinitesimal  Part VI: Heroism, tragedy, and the computer age. The Ada perplex: was Byron's daughter the first coder? ; Alan Turing in life, logic, and death ; Dr. Strangelove makes a thinking machine ; Smarter, happier, more productive  Part VII: The cosmos reconsidered. The string theory wars: is beauty truth? ; Einstein, "Spooky action," and the reality of space ; How will the Universe end?  Part VII: Quick studies: a selection of shorter essays. Little big man ; Doom soon ; Death: bad? ; The lookingglass war ; Astrology and the demarcation problem ; Gödel takes on the U.S. Constitution ; The law of least action ; Emmy Noether's beautiful theorem ; Is logic coercive? ; Newcomb's problem and the paradox of choice ; The right not to exist ; Can't anyone get Heisenberg right? ; Overconfidence and the Monty Hall problem ; The cruel law of eponymy ; The mind of a rock  Part IX: God, sainthood, truth, and bullshit. Dawkins and the deity ; On moral sainthood ; Truth and reference: a philosophical feud ; Say anything
 Control code
 on1004376245
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 First edition.
 Extent
 xi, 368 pages
 Isbn
 9780374538422
 Lccn
 2017038334
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other control number

 99977230285
 40028196619
 Label
 When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought, Jim Holt
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Part I: The moving image of eternity. When Einstein walked with Gödel ; Time  the grand illusion?  Part II: Numbers in the brain, in platonic heaven, and in society. Numbers guy: the neuroscience of math ; The Riemann Zeta conjecture and the laughter of the primes ; Sir Francis Galton, the father of statistics ... and eugenics  Part III: Mathematics, pure and impure. A mathematical romance ; The avatars of higher mathematics ; Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of fractals  Part IV: Higher dimensions, abstract maps. Geometrical creatures ; A comedy of colors  Part V: Infinity, large and small. Infinite visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace ; Worshipping infinity: why the Russians do and the French don't ; The dangerous idea of the infinitesimal  Part VI: Heroism, tragedy, and the computer age. The Ada perplex: was Byron's daughter the first coder? ; Alan Turing in life, logic, and death ; Dr. Strangelove makes a thinking machine ; Smarter, happier, more productive  Part VII: The cosmos reconsidered. The string theory wars: is beauty truth? ; Einstein, "Spooky action," and the reality of space ; How will the Universe end?  Part VII: Quick studies: a selection of shorter essays. Little big man ; Doom soon ; Death: bad? ; The lookingglass war ; Astrology and the demarcation problem ; Gödel takes on the U.S. Constitution ; The law of least action ; Emmy Noether's beautiful theorem ; Is logic coercive? ; Newcomb's problem and the paradox of choice ; The right not to exist ; Can't anyone get Heisenberg right? ; Overconfidence and the Monty Hall problem ; The cruel law of eponymy ; The mind of a rock  Part IX: God, sainthood, truth, and bullshit. Dawkins and the deity ; On moral sainthood ; Truth and reference: a philosophical feud ; Say anything
 Control code
 on1004376245
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 First edition.
 Extent
 xi, 368 pages
 Isbn
 9780374538422
 Lccn
 2017038334
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other control number

 99977230285
 40028196619
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